The process of hydroponics is fairly simple. Basically, you just mix some nutrient rich water with the perlite and then pour that mixture into the container. You will find a spacer between the containers to make sure they don’t touch to allow for evaporation.
The water then seeps through the perlite and reaches the roots of your plants, which take up the nutrients they need and distribute them throughout their leaves, resulting in healthier, better-tasting crops than if you were growing those same plants in soil or another substance that doesn’t provide them with any nutrients.
As you can see, it isn’t rocket science but it is a very effective and productive means of gardening.
Once you’ve done that, place your plants into their respective containers; once you’ve placed the plants into their containers, place them into their grow tent. The grow tent will help to prevent temperature changes from affecting the growth of your plants. Then select a grow light for your specific type of plant; put that light over your plants and voila!
Now for how the fish tank works in this equation…
In order to feed the bacteria in the water, they need a source of food. The waste from your fish is what provides for them. So what happens once the bacteria has done its job?
Well, it’s your job to extract the water from the tank so that it can be used in your hydroponic setup.
If you’re a bit confused at this point, don’t worry.
It’s actually much simpler than it sounds.
It is common for DIYers to add more fish to their tanks after the first initial batch has been long-since consumed by their bacteria friends; this helps to keep things going smoothly and helps to keep the ammonia levels down.
In a nutshell, a hydroponics setup is like an upside down fish tank. The bacteria in your fish tank digest the food that you feed your fish and clean the water for you; then, after they’re done with their job, they provide you with a fresh source of water that is full of nutrients for your plants.
In the end, you’re left with very clean water that is full of nutrients and nothing but healthier plants to be seen.
At the end of the day, hydroponics is a very simple way to get your plants to grow; it’s also an effective method for getting rid of pests that would otherwise take over and eat your plants.
Without hydroponics, most would agree, we would have a world in chaos. It’s truly amazing what can be done once you understand how important sustainability and environmentalism are; this is why so many people are turning to hydroponics as a means of getting their hands on healthy garden produce without having to spend all their time out in the sun tending to their crops.